Skepticism is a philosophical current that opposes dogma as a guiding principle of life.
The process of (real) #science does not work unless you have the ability to overturn old dogmas and make room for chaos.
That is why science flourishes where art and #freedom of expression flourish. And there is no science or #innovation where there is despotism and single-mindedness.
A free thinker should not reject nor accept any proposed truths of organized religion, established norms, media, etc.
He should determine if the belief is valid based on their own knowledge, intuition, research and reason.
Don’t take anything for granted: do your own research. Just because its on MSM or other people believe in it, doesn’t mean it’s right! Use your own judgment and think critically!.